Spirit of the Times
New York: 10 December 1859

[from] Things Theatrical.

  ...Winter Garden.—A new drama called "The Octoroon, or Life in Louisiana," was produced at this house on Tuesday evening last, with moderate success, as we learn from the daily papers, for we have not yet seen it. From a perusal of the plot, we infer that it is of the "Uncle Tom's Cabin" school, and intended to pander to the base appetites of the day.

  We shall notice it more fully next week, if it is played that long.